At the age of 12, Ana Mera was involved in a car accident. Her left leg is a prosthetic. Ana is the first, and only bodybuilder in Canadian history to compete with a physical disability. But Ana does more then compete - she is a champion female bodybuilder with a pro card.
In her early years, Ana Mera spent a lot of time feeling depressed and sorry for herself. During this time, she allowed herself to gain weight. After seeing the fit women ind fitness magazines, and finally hitting the gym herself, Ana managed to turn her life around.
She is now very active, and considers herself an adrenaline seeker. Ana is a Canadian Ski Patroller, and enjoys the outdoors, mountain biking, snowboarding, golf, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and downhill mountain biking.
- 2006 - IDFA 1st Overall, best routine, 1st symmetry, and Pro Card. Also placed 2nd on OPA level 1
What is your training philosophy?
"Obstacles are as big as you make them. Never stop trying one day you'll make it."
Advice For Others
What is the best advice you'd give to women thinking about competing in bodybuilding?
"Don't give up, be persistent, you'll overcome the obstacles, mind is strong use it!"
What would you like to achieve in your figure career?
Ana would like to motivate other individuals with physical disabilities to overcome and achieve their fitness and physique goals. She would also like to get involved with fitness modeling.
Amanda Aivaliotis, posing coach and diet trainer.
How Can People Contact You?
How can people contact you?
- Body Proud: www.bodyproud.org/profile/AnaMera